How to Choose a Quickdraw

Please note: The content in this post is purely informational and does not substitute professional instruction. If you have questions or need education on the proper and safe use of climbing equipment, please contact your local climbing gym or a certified guide and/or instructor. *  You may have noticed that there is more than one quickdraw available on ourContinue reading “How to Choose a Quickdraw”

What to Bring on a Hike

It’s kind of a loaded question, don’t you think? There are so many options of things you could bring, things like a hiking backpack, trekking poles, traction devices, water bottles or filters.  Most hiking backpacks aren’t big enough to bring everything you might need. Sometimes it’s all helpful, sometimes it never comes out of your pack and its only purpose is to increase your endurance for futureContinue reading “What to Bring on a Hike”

No One Likes a Stinky Trail

Set the scene: It’s an uncomfortable topic. Certainly not one you want to discuss over dinner. Relieving your waste is just as natural as breathing even if you do it less often. That’s probably why we don’t really think about it as much when we’re planning a camping trip. How many times has the uncomfortableContinue reading “No One Likes a Stinky Trail”

How to Fit a Crampon for Ice Climbing

Shingo Ohkawa teaches how to fit the Grivel G20+ crampon to a compatible mountaineering/ice climbing boot. This same method can be used with any of Grivel’s Cramp-o-matic (full step-in) crampons paired with any mountaineering/ice climbing boot that has both a toe and heel well that the bails of the crampon can mount to. Many ofContinue reading “How to Fit a Crampon for Ice Climbing”

What’s a Gibbon?

It’s always interesting to look at the name of a company and learn where the name came from. Let’s look at GIBBON Slacklines. Obviously, they make slacklines. A piece of material, usually webbing, that stretches across some gap that’s pulled tight enough to walk or even jump on. The gap can be two trees, man-made anchors (GIBBON Independence Classic), rocks, reallyContinue reading “What’s a Gibbon?”

Campsite on a Glum Day on a Montana Riverbank

I got this job as a content coordinator for Liberty Mountain. They’re an outdoor goods distributor, meaning we sell stuff to shops like REI. It’s more than just REI, that’s just the shop that everyone knows. They told me that the fact that I like to take photos was a bonus for them. They weren’tContinue reading “Campsite on a Glum Day on a Montana Riverbank”